Treaty Rock Park is located near Seltice Way on Compton Street.
A beautiful natural area with paved trails, native vegetation, and interesting rock formations, this 4 acre park has a small picnic area next to the parking lot. A trail loops through the park, down a rock gorge, and passes the treaty rock on the way back to the parking lot.
The site is commonly thought to be the site of a treaty between Frederick Post and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. To commemorate the event, legend has it that Post chiseled his name (Fredrick Post) and the date (June 1, 1871) and the Indians painted various figures on the rock outcrop. Although Post was given water rights to what is now known as Post Falls in June of 1871 by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, it is not known if the inscriptions (petroglyphs) and paintings (pictographs) at Treaty Rock represent this agreement or if Post’s name and the date were later added to figures already on the rock outcrop.
For further information on the history of this site you can look here: National Register: Treaty Rock
Address: 705 N. Compton Street
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